New York-based photographer Rachel Cobb, who has done serious photojournalism work for major publications around the world over the past twenty-five years, visits tonight with a beautiful book of a very particular place. Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence (Damiani) is a striking, richly colored portrait of a lovely part of France, and of the mood and powers of a wind that blows there, one of insistence and legacy.
“...A deeply wonderful, playful, and moving collection of images and text that prove her achievement of something seemingly impossible: photographing the invisible.” - W. Scott Olsen, Lensculture.
"Cobb aspired to do what everyone knows can't be done … she was trying to catch the wind… She was looking for images so aerodynamically impacted that we, like onlookers sheltered nearby, could feel the invisible force, just as her subjects felt it. She wanted us to shiver and sink our heads into our necks and hold ourselves in our own arms." - Bill Buford, from the introduction.
Co-presented with PHOTO CENTER NORTHWEST.